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was known as most powerful politician in southern afghanistan. he was also facing several corruption accusations. taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination. officials have raised concern that it will lead to new fights who controls afghanistan's southern province. >>> board of supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ask 12 other california bodies if they want to break away from california and form their own state. it calls for creating south california stretching from san diego and orange county into the south to mariposa county and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes california has become too big to govern. a spokesman for the governor says it's a waste of everybody's time. >> peace and quiet, popular hotel chain unveils the first anti-snoring room. >> and first and last shuttle spacewalk is happening right now. >> and firefighters in one bay area station didn't have to go very far to respond to an overnight crash. what police say led to a crash right outside the firefighters' >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld >>> you're lookin
turn overseas, now, and to afghanistan where there were bold words delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. on his first trip to afghan stay, about al qaeda, he said, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. abc's david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critical. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed t tay they have been able to identify 10 to 20 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al qaeda. >>
' lives in afghanistan. one thing she says other baby boomers must do if they want a new beginning. >> facebook change igniting a war between rihanna and lady gaga. >> checking friday commute no carmeggedon on the san mateo bridge. right side is the peninsula and things are moving slowly. coming back on the news at 4:00. @t[ male announcer ]@t@t@tx brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> a bill on governor jerry brown's desk would ban the sale of alcoholic beverage that's contain caffeine. this targets drink that's can contain up to five times the alcohol of regular beer. the author says a combination is a health hazard. >> we have people drinking and being prone to drive because they're not feeling affects of the alcohol that. can only add to, lead towards bigger tragedies here. >> and at least six other states passed similar bans on the caffeinated drinks. the california bill ask z not affect beverages like irish coffee. >>
. >>> we turn next overseas now and to afghanistan, whereree are getting our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwrwls, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that have authorities here at home on high alert this fourth. comb
crisis is on the minds of u.s. troops serving in afghanistan. marines want to know if they'll get paid if the debt deadline expires. it was the first question they asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff during his visit today to afghanistan. admirable mike mullen told him he does not know the answer, but says he's confident they will eventually get any salary they're owed. >>> failure to raise the debt ceiling could have widespread impact and end up costing us all more. interest rates for homes and cars are expected to rise. rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage could go a half percent. economists believe the crisis could lead to a further drop in the value of the u.s. dollar. as a result the price for goods, specifically imported from china, like rice and spices would increase. jitters about the debt deadline are having an impact on wall street. the dow lost 581 points last week. there's the biggest weekly drop in a year. >>> a stanford political science expert says the impasse is nothing new. professor david brady says both parties have the same problem, getting their members t
unit came under fire in afghanistan july 5th. patriot guard riders took part with his family. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >> in news international phone hacking scandal claimed another victim. the whistle blower who accused the newspaper of wide spread phone hacking is dead. police say his death not considered sus spishus z john yates stepped down just today after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both had come under fire for handeling of a widening scandal involving reporters and executives. >> i've acted with complete integrity and my conscience is clear. i look forward to the future judge in that enquirery. my role will be examined in a proper and calmer environment. >> despite her weekend arrest, a former "news of the world" editor will testify before british lawmakers tomorrow, her former bosses wibl appearing before that committee. >> and back here, at and t's attempt to offer a new phone, internet and tv service may hit a major road block tomorrow. community groups went to city hall today to urge the board to require an
the world of finance and changing women's lives in afghanistan. plus, a new push in california to report missing children. we'll have those stories later today. >> and finally, friday's perfect pet. with a cute little buddy there. >> and cynthia brought her friend. is stevie giving you a hard time. >> good to see you. >> stevie is anxious now. >> once the cameras are rolling he got camera shy. yeah, but stevie is one-year-old terrier mix. he came to us at first but was in a foster home for a while but she has gotten social and sweet. >> love kids and kisses. >> and kisses and she is warmed up and good with other dogs and great with a family, not too small. she is very good to take care of. >> you have special thing, autographed beds, right? >> they have donated two dog beds. >> go to their website or call them. i'll put it on our website and learn about that and stevie. nice see see seeing. >> you that is going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day and great weekend. >> bye-bye. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man ca
at at&t park. >>> a bay area soldier was killed while serving in afghanistan. sergeant a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two chin. he received numerous medals. he was 36 years old. >> a funeral will take place in southern california for former first lady betty ford. she died five and a half years after the death of her husband. many admired her including her support of abortion rights. she suffered with arthritis and along with adistinctions to prescription drugs and alcohol. betty ford was 93 years old. she will be buried beside president ford in michigan. >>> a fresh round of dismal unemployment numbers. country's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% and added only 18,000 jobs. that is the fewest in nine months. president obama addressed the disappointing report from the white house. he says the global downturn and refusal to raise the debt ceiling are part to blame. >> problems in greece and europe over uncertainty whether the debt limited here in the united states will be raised have also made businesses hes
in afghanistan. his flag draped coffin arrived at moffett field. patriot guard riders and police officers stood alongside the family. >> as a father i can't be any prouder knowing what tha what you raised, when you are raising your son this that they come up with just perfect character. >> he leaves behind a wife and daughter. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >>> next tuesday the oakland city council will consider increasing medical marijuana dispensaries from four to eight and make cultivation ordinance compliant with the state law. a legal firm has revised the city plan to license large medicinal pot farms. they want to create a system where the city's dispensaries will get their marijuana from the city's pot farms. they warned the current system could open them up for arrest. >>> midnight showing, harry potter and deadly hallows part 2. the young wizards say they were sad to see the movie. >> you feel like you are losing your best friend. >> servicing ending. >> warner brothers say it took in more than $43 million on the first day and they are expected to break records
the true meaning of independence day. ♪ the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony, complete with a military band. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. they're due to return home next month. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> most of them said they could not remember which country. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >> i would be curious to see what country they would pick. >> everything but britain. >> unbelievable.. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts, from our great tampa station, wfds, in today for sam. for the very latest. step
today. he will have a new set of challenges including the wars in iraq and afghanistan and battles inside the defense bureaucracy. he is older than any of his predecessors at the beginning of their ten ui. >> william and catherine will be greeted in canada. they arrived in canada yesterday for 9-day visit and were met by crowds of adoring fans. it will also handing flags to newly canadians at a citizenship ceremony. >> i think i would like to see them. i really do. i think he connects well with the people. >> the duke and duchess of cambridge have star power to burn. brits and canadians would like to see william ascend to the throne instead of prince charles. who is officially head of the state? >> queen elizabeth tsh. >> very impressive. >> and they are also heading to california next friday. >> the most watched video on youtube ever and the winner is --. ♪ ♪ >> why did you scream. did you like them or you heard it too much? that is justin beiber singing baby. they say the most viewed ever. 575 million hits. they say it's the most disliked video on youtube ever, 1.5 million pe
that are on their way to afghanistan, they are coming. i mean, there's a ton of american pride floating around germany right now. >> we had three younungirls hop in our van before we left to come here today to take a picture, there's young and old, boys and g gls, actually saw richard jefferson from the nba in our lobby hotel this morning. he's excited about the game. a lot of buzz. a lot of buzz. >> that's cool. let me ask you. the team usa has never lost to japan. what do they have to do today to keep up that streak? >> the first thing they have to do is throw away that stat. this is a totally different japanese team. i mean, it's 22 wins, 3 ties, all time against japan. but the u.s. knows this is a very good japanese team. they never made it to the semifinals before and beat sweden in the semifinals. never made it to the finals and here they are, and they are riding a lot of pride, of course, from the tragedy that they've gone through in the last four months. >> a lot of supporters from japan from that standpoint. what does the u.s. need to focus more on? their offense or defense? a lot of people a
airborne division. >> this particular group of soldiers was sent to afghanistan as part of the surge. due to return home next month. >>> now for a look at morning road conditions on this holiday. flooding could cause problems on i-95 from d.c. into the carolinas. it could be stormy along i-10 from houston to tallahassee. wet along i-90 in the dakotas. and minnesota. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in atlanta, miami, charlotte, memphis, st. louis, minneapolis, phoenix and las vegas. apparently a tough day for travel. look out. >> all over the place. >>> lot of fireworks displays are canceled in the south and southwest this fourth of july. >> the reason, hot, dry weather, which means potentially dangerous fire conditions. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: wild fires like this monster still burning near los alamos county. one reason, all of the way to s dia, canceled fireworks displays. all made worse by murderous heat and drought. dangerous temps of over 110 scorched the southwest. a record 118 in phoenix. and temps 100-plus bake in california. the mississippi vall
in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for t tt last day of the month so we can restock and replenish. >> reporter: we gave them a camera to show us how in the world they make their food la
of a murdered school girl and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as families of terror victims. this took papers's 200 staffers by surprise. >> the practices of certainly individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, and i believe in. and this company believes in. >> and there is word a former editor and a senior journalist about to be arrested and questioned. revenue from the final issue will go to charity. >> rangers will not try to capture or kill a grizzly bear that killed a hiker yesterday in yellow stone national park. a southern california man was hiking with his wife on a trail when they came face-to-face with a grizzly, and her cubs. the couple walk wade but saw the bear a second time and it charged them, killing the husband. the woman escaped serious injury. it's the first fatal attack by a bear inside of the park in 25 years. >> still to come tonight, caught in the middle of a class of check cashing scheme. >> they let the money go. now they're blaming me because i took the money out. >> next from 7 on your side, the bad c
area has lost another soldier in the line of duty. the sargeant died in afghanistan. his dad sent us these photos on a trip to disany land. he was married tw w.two young sons. he was 36 years old. >> a two-hour special here on abc 7 will shed light on jaycee dugard's kidnapping. the information will come from jaycee herself. the first interview with jaycee, a special will air sunday night, she was kidnapped age 11 by phillip and nancy garrido, held captive for 18 years, and she was repeatedly abused and gave birth to two daughters. >> you're in labor and there is nobody there. having a baby in a backyard. >> yup. i did. very painful. but... then, i saw her. she was beautiful. >> the special airs this sunday night at 9:00. >> and america's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in june. hiring slowed and employers added only 18,000 jobs, the fewest in nine months. and there is something the white house wasn't expecting. >> analysts expecting 110,000 jobs. and there are 18 thu and it was a tough day at the white house. the president walked through a laundry list of reasons for poor job showing
or wife still serving overseas. tonight here abc news's mike boettcher in eastern afghanistan with some troops marking their last holiday away before coming home, and they have very simple wishes about who and what it is they want to see first when they get here. mike? >> reporter: david, it's another windy, dusty day at forward operating base shahana where soldiers from the 101st airborne have spent the past year, they missed labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, easter and memorial day. and now, there is one last holiday to get through before they go home, the fourth of july. >> blackjack where you at? >> reporter: this unit has a rich history, 101st airborne named a band of brothers during world war ii. today they took a break, knowing that home is coming soon. they can picture it. what do you miss most about home on fourth of july? >> believe it or not, my grill. >> good barbecue. >> good barbecue. >> sierra madre has a fourth of july parade every year and it's cool. everybody in the town comes out. a lot of fun. so, that's what i miss this year. >> miss the lake, definitely. green gr
news. >> and marines based out of california will be among the first troops to leave afghanistan. the second ranking commander says today by the end of the summer, the third battalion, fourth marine regiment will leave zmot be replaced. the unit has between a thousand and 1200 marines. the home base is 29 palms. the commander says some aspects will not be decided until fall. >>> a bill ensuring california textbooks include history and accomplishments of gays and lease beeins is on the governor's desk. and governor brown's decision could have implications for students across the country. >> i have then believe her through multiple years. >> and she was bullied at school for being gay. the graduate think that's it would have made a difference having head raed about his storeal gay figures in school books. >> i -- it doesn't have to be to so crammy for me. >> governor brown is weighing a bill requiring public schools to teach history of less gee bein, and transgender americans. the decision could be significant. california is the largest textbook buyer in the united states. and repr
, a marine serving in afghanistan just proves that all you have to do is ask and you shall receive. >> you just never know. sergrgnt scott moore posted a youtube invited "black swan" star mila kunis to attend. with the urging of his co-star justin timberlake she said yes. >> worthy date. i think that's great. >>> coming up next the stories we'll follow later on today from the friends and dig thatties who say good-bye to betty ford. "atlantis" astronauts.ask of the we'll be right back. to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq -- a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain -- serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. taking pristiq with nset
. >> and if there is one extra person is a success. >> an east bay city joins a band bag war in afghanistan on. >> there are notice goings out to california drivers that have many scratching their heads. we'll straighten ut out later on 7 on your side. >> and there is a group of local all stars qualifies for a league world series. it's a race against time to get there. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> it's been there 40 years, and tonight plans to replace the safeway store with a bigger supermarket are coming under fire. and. >> this is beautiful. >> patrick is worried the view from the flower shop is about to change. >> if you turn around, it will be there. >> that is because safeway wants to replace the 40-year-old super mashlgt with a new one twice the size. >> they're going to impact street and i think that the time my kids are kids, a block like this will be gone. >> just like patrick's, safeway sells flowers and meat, bread, like a baker and a growing selection of wine. >> i doubt they want us to be here. >> do you think they want to capture business? >> our
homecoming from the war in afghanistan for fallen soldier from san jose. >> and zip go through airport security. wish you co-government new trusted traveler program. and then this. >> it's lake really bitter sweet. we sprobl asleep over and cry all night. >> fans around the bay area land up for the premier of the final harry potter movie. >> then later. nightline. >> about come up next on "nightline". teenager girl fall noose a translike sleep that last more than a week like under a spell. we look at the case and real life sleeping beauty and women roll derby about roaring come back. lap and@Ñ >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> flags around california will fly at half staff on monday for fallen soldier who returned home to the bay area for the last time today. army staff sergeant nick the fourth died when his unit came under fire on july 5th. flag draped coffin arrived aboard jet at moffitt field. they stood alongside the family hear. >> as a father i can't be any prouder than l knowing that what you raised, you are
in afghanistan celebrating. but the celebrations would end. a mess in the back for the u.s. rachel buehler and alex krieger won't clear. 1-1. we go to extra time. 103rd minute. abby wambach scoring for the 122nd time for the u.s. can they seal the deal this time? no. homare sawa, in her fifth world cup, the captain was the golden boot winner of this competition. we're going to the penalty shoot-out. the usa and hope solo beat brazil in this setup. hope solo not feeling 100%. picked up an injury in the second half. carly lloyd with the u.s. down 1-0 in the shoot-out. over the crossbar. u.s. now down 2-0. abby wambach with the calming effect, it's now 2-1. trying rally her team. it's not over yet. hope solo. 's over now. she scores this the upper right-hand corner. japan beat host germany and sweden, to lift the world cup. this has been your espn news update. for all of the late nest the sports world, tune into the highlighghexpress. >>> good for them. >>> unfortunately, and in inevitably, we must admit mistakes even happen in television news. >> this is a breaking story right here. this one
.s. withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan. >> the secretary of defense i will work to ensure our nation continues to have the best trained, best he quipped in the world. >> later today the 73-year-old is set to fly home to the family farm. >> still ahead this afternoon another company about to go public. how much zinga expects to raise coming up. >> also a nervous-sounding prince william speaks in canada. we're getting more details about the visit to california. >> traffic moving well on 680 right now. nothing like gridlock we saw on interstate 80. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> another bay area internet company is going public, hoping to raise up to $1 billion. the san francisco company is behind popular games like farmville. the announcement follows recent ipos and both based in the bay area. >> wall street ended the week with the market's biggest weekly gain in two years. >> there are plenty of fire works this week. major averages ending for a fifth day in a row, our biggest gain in two years, hows of homeowners getting a break. almost 5,000 homeowners had their principal reduced, part
san jose. he died when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5th. he served six years in the army and ten years in the marine corps. his coffin arrived aboard a chartered jet at moffett field. military medals will be awarded in daly city. >>> a new report says muni's former chief could end up running a bart. a headhunter approached former muni chief nathaniel ford to fill the general manager post formally held by dorothy dugger. they say that the agency plans to save time and money by not conducting a nationwide search. >>> organizers of this year's aids walk are calling it a huge success after topping last year's total of $3 million. the event's 25th anniversary and 25,000 people took part in the walk through golden gate park yesterday. they raised more than $3 million and the money goes to the san francisco aids foundation as well as 48 other organizations around the bay area. >> it's great. its wonderful event. it's really about people from all over the bay area, from all walks of life, coming together, creating a community that is united behind one goal that is to
families, soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as bribing police for information. it took 200 staffers by surprise, employees will be able to apply forth jobs with the parent company, news international. >> i'm torn. i still feel disgusted that, you know in a distance past this, things have occurred. >> and one former editor is keeping her highly-paid position but there is word another editor and a senior journalist are set to be arrested. revenue from the final issue will go chair tie still head proposal to make you microchip your pets. >> and 9:00 to 5:00? no more. more on the change in the way americans work. yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> just a little bit hazy out there. you're looking at the view towards san francisco. spence jer along with a look at the forecast for us. >>> a proposed bill would require all newly adopted or impounded pets to be fitted with a microchip. today he joined pet owners
on the staff sargeant and the 36-year-old died july 5th after his unit was hit in afghanistan. the family found out today that the state was to the planning to fly the flag at half staff on monday, the day of the funeral. >> we're getting my son's body before it, we got told that the american flag was not going to be at half mast in california. that it was going to be in all of the other 49 states. and i'm working on trying to get that corrected. >> now, the governor's office has just confirmed the flag will be lowered monday saying the only reason for the confusion is that flag had been lowered in honor of the soldier on the 12th after communication with the department. but that communication had misinformation in it. also the governor's office says from the federal government that added to their grieve today, he served his country 16 years. his survived by his wife and two adult children from a previous marriage n daily city, abc 7 news. >> and police have arrested the girlfriend of giovanni ramirez, the chief suspect in the beating of brian stow. police considered her a perfect of -- person
will fly at half-staff for a fallen soldier. he died when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5. his coffin arrived at moffett field yesterday. patriot guard riders, police officers and firefighters stood alongside the family. >> as a father, i can't be any prouder knowing that what you raised, when you are raising your son that they come up with just perfect character. >>> he leaves behind a wife and daughter. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >>> next tuesday the oakland city council will increasing the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that were licensed from four to eight. the cultivation ordinance to make it in compliance with state law. they report a san francisco legal firm has revised the city's plan to license and regulated large scale pot farms. to amend the cultivation ordinance to create a system where dispensaries will only get the marijuana from the city's pot farms. last year they warned the current measure could open city officials to arrest by federal drug agents. >> this morning harry potter is casting a imagine i will spel
been answering questions at a news conference in afghanistan. >> what i read in the papers is quite shocking that someone could do this, actually knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what had happened. >>> she was found dead six months after she went missing. a serial killer was convicted of her murder last month. >> the nuclear lab in new mexico is set to reopen today now that the threat of the largest wildfire in state history has passed. that fire has burned more than 121,000 acres. the town was evacuated last week. residents were allowed back in on monday. they believe the fire was sparked by a tree falling on to power lines. >> the final space shuttle launch is in danger of being postponed because of severe weather in florida. there is 60% chance of rain will delay the liftoff of the atlantis. countdown clock started ticking yesterday. they are going to the international space station, once it returns. it will be retired. >>> local person makes good, yet again. >> recapping our top stories, crews are looking for seven americans still mi
soldier has been killed in afghanistan. a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he received numerous medals during his career. >> betty ford was remembered as woman that spoke her mind. many americans admired betty ford for her candor in the white house including support of abortion rights and equal rights amendment in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis along with addictions. she is also being remembered by thousands of recovering addicts that credit betty ford center with saving their lives. >>> space shuttle atlantis has begun preparations to dock with the international space station after blasting off yesterday for the final space shuttle mission. >> two, one, zero and liftoff. >> a million people watched in person as they lifted off in kennedy space center. it will bring a year's worth of supplies including food to the international space station tomorrow. current and former employees at ames research center celebrated the moment. >>> so within 24 hours we brought a sample of the tile here fr
. this interview with wsmv. >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my conditions. >> now, police say the 21-year-old was planning what they describe was a terrorist attack on fellow u.s. soldiers. he went to a gun shop near fort hood, paying cash for ammunition and gun powder. the clerk who sold him the material thought something wasn't right. >> i asked what is the potential for a problem? if i'm uncomfortable, i'm unbashful. >> the arnly granted him objector status but put discharge on hold after allegedly finding child porn on his government computer, on july 4th he went awol. investigators say he then set his sites on fort hood, the same base traumatized when a major killed 13 and wounded 30 others. investigators say he wanted to get even with the military and planned to detonate two bombs in a restaurant near the base then shoot survivors. >> we made a decision to call the police it and worked out well. >> police found him in a nearby hotel they found ammo, pift krol and pone yents to build two bombs and an article called how to make a bomb in your kitchen. came from an engl
to afghanistan. >> now is the moment, now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> it's such an interesting statement, christiane, because for so many years, some people argue that defeating a decentralized group like al qaeda was essentially impossible. what's your take on this declaration on potential imminent defeat? >> well, he did say if we continue this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >>> not too far from her
on abc news. general david petraeus hands over nato command in afghanistan this morning to his replacement, lieutenant general john allen. petraeus leaves the region during a sensitive time. >>> general motors announcing a $300 million investment today, bringing encouraging news to michigan's auto industry. the money could go into a full-size truck factory in flint. >>> this morning's rush hour should be normal in los angeles. a bridge removal project along the infamous 405 freeway was completed sooner than expected over the weekend. shocking. >> was that much ado about nothing? >> yes. >> really, everyone just kind of went nutty on this whole thing. >> but they did so much media coverage beforehand, i think that's what saved them. >> good preparations. >>> for his final act harry potter pulled off one of the greatest tricks yet. he turned everything he touched into gold. >> the final movie in the franchise took in a record $168 million in the u.s. this weekend. here's t.j. winick with the story. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> reporter: ten years. eight films. $6 billion in tick
of nato, and has been active in afghanistan and libya. prosecuters filed charges against an islamic cleric who allegedly threatened to kill norwegian politicians. bora is from oslo and president of the san francisco norwegian club. >> i'm absolutely stunned. you know? i think all of the members of the norwegian community here in san francisco and bay area are just, you know, we're in shock. and we're so saddened. >> his parents and sister live in oslo. he's been in touch with them and following vemments on social media. >> there is a about from what i understand several thousand norwegian citizens in the bay area. i speak for all of us, i think when i say this is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are going to our friends and family in norway, right now. >> police say they don't know the motive or if the attacks were the work of one person or a terrorist group. >> and thank you, hajer, here in the bay area, san francisco forensics experts determined a 19-year-old probably killed himself in an officer-involved shooting. police are intensifying efforts to find the missing guchblt last we
'dership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. and they're concerned about its affiliate in somalia's ability to strike within the us use probably the next, most significant terror threat may emnate from the al qaeda presence in somalia. >> abc news learned before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging al qaed's affiliate in somalia to target the u.s.. and many there is a civil war alongside islamic radicals, sources tell abc news 40 have trained and fought there in three years alone, including three suicide bombers. >> not al qaeda nor any facilities have come close to drawing muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the recruits have come from across the country. california, minnesota, illinois, missouri, new york, new jersey, virginia, alabama, and texas. >> they continue to call for strikes against the united states. as a result we cannot and will not let our guard down. >> there is disturbing evidence the group is forging an alliance with aggressive al qaeda affiliate in yemen. a senior al shabazz leader was captured on evidence with planning
from iraq and afghanistan. >> it as $2.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with highly suspect spending reduction features. >> reporter: with a week to go until the august 2nd deadline when the government runs out of money, this exercise in capital brinksmanship is literally spending the treasury down to its last dollars. rob and tanya? >> we've been hearing for weeks now about this august 2nd deadline next week. but apparently the feds may have this extra cash. the government could pay its bills past august 2nd. some breathing room here. but still, it doesn't really make this any less intense. >> thanks to a little number crunching by the treasury department, there does seem to be a little leeway. but it still needs to get done. >> some deal hopefully in the works. we'll see. >>> one side effect of the big debt battle, believe it or not, is an increase in airline fares. they were put in place last weekend to make up for taxes that expired because washington just can't get its act together. with anger over the increases now growing, some senators are demanding that airlines eit
a news conference today in afghanistan wrrx he intended to discuss the withdrawal of the troops. >> what i've head raed is quite shocking someone could do this, knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what happened. >> and she was found dead six months after she went missing and a serial killer was convicted last month. >> the los alamos nuclear lab set to reopen tomorrow now that the threat has passed. the fire has burned 121,000 acres but the lab escaped major damage. the facility were evacuated last week, residents allowed back into their homes, and officials believe the fire was spark bid a tree. >> and the most popular person on google's answer to face book. >> and a great vacation deal in exchange for your phone what. hotels are trying to talk you into. >> and a look at traffic in san jose this, is 280 at 17. moving nicely on this day after the 4th of july. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> looking towards san francisco, ocean beach underneath clouds there. and spencer swril that for us shortly. yale university is wrapping ape record-sett
medical center is making a unique program available to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. it's a program specifically designed for female vets, offering therapies specifically targeted to their physical and emotional needs. here's abc7's health and science reporter, carolyn johnson, with the details. >> so i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> only veterans is learning to imagine emotions haunting her more months. diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder after her return from iraq, she said back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i will be somewhere, let's say, for instance, in a mall or something, and then i'll see myself back in iraq. >> and then imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't taking place at the v. a. as you might expect, it's part of a program being organized by the institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center in san francisco. the counselor said the program i would ntegrates a variety of alternative therap
.s. wars in afghanistan and iraq and was heading to ft. hood to get revenge. we're told that abdo had been under investigation for months. apparently he initially came under suspicion after he was allegedly overheard making radical statements. military officials started looking at his background and eventually came across child pornography on hompur. abdo facing those charges in a court-martial disappeared on the fourth o jul in addition to the bombmaki materials in that texas hotel, police discovered jihadist material. as the investigation continues, the fbi wants to know did abdo become a ticking time bomb on his own or did someone encourage him? rob and tanya? >> all right, pierre thomas. >>> norway's police now believe last friday's mass murders were carried out by a lone wolf attacker. since killing 76 people in that bombing and shooting massacre, anders breivik has said he is part of a network of people plotting against multi-cultural europe. but authorities now say he acted alone last week and he kept his plans to himself for about a decade. their concer
. mixed with all sorts of people of all ages. >> reporter: before he was killed in afghanistan in february he'd formed a remarkable bond with a stray dog. >> he'd written about this dog that was in the compound. he just loved it. wrote a lot about her. >> reporter: conrad lewis was serving with the 3rd battalion, the parachute regiment. the dog was named pegasus after the regiment's emblem. >> when conrad came back christmas, he said that he wanted pegasus, to bring pegasus back when he came back at the end of his tour. so after he died, we thought that that's what he'd want us to do. so we set t about doing it. >> reporter: it's taken some doing. but thanks to his regiment, the afghan national police, and the charity which rescues animals from war, pegasus is now in the uk. although she hasn't yet got a new home. quarantine regulations mean she'll be in these kennels for six months. for centuries, dogs have played a crucial role during war time, whether it's sending messages or sniffing out land mines. but in peg's case it's been more a question of companionship and loyalty and the impact
. in san francisco, abc7 news. >>> a bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he received numb russ medals during his career. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford is being remembered as a woman who spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white -- rights and equal rights amends in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. betty ford was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spaces
been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. she was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spacestation one last time after blasting off yesterday for the final space mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff of atlantis! >> an estimated 1 million people watched as it lifted off from the kennedy space center. it will bring a ye
to be dane's dad. he's a marine sergeant who's been deployed in afghanistan since january. obviously a picture-perfect moment there. it's like better than if luke skywalker had walked in. >> his own superhero. >> exactly. pretty amazing stuff. we'll be right back with more "world news now." let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans... exclusively endorsed by aarp. when you call now, you'll get this free information kit... with all you need to enroll. put their trust in aarp p medicare supplement insuranc. plus you'll get this free g
commander has taken control in afghanistan, general john allen 140,000 american troops in the country. taking over for general david petraeus who is set to run the cia. handover comes as violence hits an all-time high. three more troops were killed today. >>> and now, to the jubilation in japan, sure we were all saddened by the u.s. women losing in the world cup final, in a penalty shootout. if any nation deserves to feel the pride that follows such a momentous win, it's japan. >> reporter: we're out here in one of the busiest districts in tokyo. all day we have been hearing spontaneous chants of japan. it has been four months since that devastating earthquake and tsunami killed 25,000 people. but today, japan finally has reason to celebrate. team japan's v vtory capped an emotional run for the perennial underdogs. for the players, this was much more than a soccer game. alalg the tsunami-ravaged coast, renewed hope. nervous fans packed sports bar into the early hours. fans celebrated in the streets. some were just too emotional to speak. in team captain homare sawa's hometown, elation
to afghanistan because it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he wanted out. but military investigators say they found child pornography on his government computer. so, on the fourth of july, abdo went awol from ft. campbell, kentucky. investigators believe he came to ft. hood to stage an attack similar to major nidal hasan's rampage in 2009 that killed 13 and wounded 30. abc news has learned he told investigators he wanted to get even with the military. that he planned not to attack the post but a nearby restaurant popular with soldiers. he told investigators he planned to detonate two bombs there, then shoot any survivors. >> it seemed like he was up to something. >> reporter: his plan unraveled shortly after he got out of mark smith's cab at that gun shop. greg ebert sold him the ammunition and gunpowder, but got suspicious when he paid $250 in cash. >> we made a decision to call the police. and fortunately, it worked out well. >> reporter: officers tracked young soldier to this nearby hotel. in his room, all of that ammo, a pistol, the components to make two bombs and
not purchase, do not sell, and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. and of course it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed down 6hot dogs in 10 minutes. he won his fifth straight nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest. >> i came out here to win, did what i had to do. might be eating pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first-ever women's competition, sonya thomas took home the title, eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. there was drama surrounding the men's competition. takeru kobayashi, another champion eert was not at yesterday's nathan's event because of a contract dispute. he staged his own event in manhattan and ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. peggy and daniel, that would have broken joey chestnut's world record. >> we were talking about the technique, they dip the hot dogs -- >> in water. >> actually you see joey chestnut jumping. >> technique. just to get
. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made o o with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, a a news, washington. >> you know, the medal of honor was given yesterday on the award's 149th anniversary. president lincoln signed the medal of honor act in 1862. >> how cool is that? also, he's now been assigned to a military base near tacoma, washington, where he's going to help other war veterans as well to transition back into everyday civilian life whicicis really difficult for a lot of veterans. >> still keep
in afghanistan. a man with explosives hidden inside his turban has assassinated the mayor of kandahar kandahar who was a dual afghan-american citizen. the brother of the president was asasssinated in that city two weeks ago. >>> and another developing story. this in south korea where the heavy everest downpours in a century have triggered massive mudslides, killing nearly two dozen people. 15 inches of rain in 1 day turned streets into rivers, flooding at least 800 houses. and another ten inches could fall before friday. >>> meanwhile, here at home, congressman david wu now says that he will resign in the wake of a sex scandal. the seven-time oregon democrat is accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor. >>> after her exclusive interview with abc news and robin, the hotel maid who accuses dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault is reportedly meeting with prosecutors today. sources tell "the new york post," that nafissatou diallo will try to revive her case by explaining inconsistencies. >>> a marathon in the majors last
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